In the early 1920’s, Captain John Eastwick set sail from the United Kingdom in search for farming opportunties in New Zealand. By 1925 he had purchased and settled upon Papanui Station, a 3000 acre sheep and beef farm on the west coast of Wellington.
With 8km of rugged coastline and unparalleled views over the Cook Strait, this incredible backdrop also provided a number of challenges for farming on the harsh landscape.
In 1997, Jonny Eastwick, the third generation of Eastwick’s to grace the land and the visionary behind Boomrock, took a leap of faith in diversification to build a stunning Lodge 750ft above sea level. In the following years, the vision broadened to include some of New Zealand’s most innovative and exciting activities.
With two additional venues including The Track (an asphalt car testing circuit) built in 2002 and The Bunkers (an outstanding claybird shooting facility) built in 2009, Boomrock now entertains over 10,000 guests a year.
Corporate Social Responsibilty:
- All our fresh produce is sourced locally where possible, otherwise from other parts of New Zealand.
- All fish and meat is sustainably caught and harvested.
- We emit the lowest footprint possible by using solar & underground power.
- We have strict waste management systems in place.
- We offer incentives for driver safety training programs.
- We utilise our own Boomrock products.
- We support the local community by donating to charity and supporting local events.
Captain John Eastwick and his children